Romelda, Oklahoma City

May 28, 2013
by Romelda

I've been blessed with a long, healthy life. For 52 of my 82 years, I didn't take so much as an aspirin. Years of hard work take their toll though, and my health isn't what it used to be. I had to stop working seven years ago, when an accident crushed my vertebrae. Since then, I've suffered several other health set-backs that come with age — making it hard for me to get back to work.

Unable to make a living, I'm forced to rely on fixed social security benefits to pay the bills — including my many medical expenses. After everything is paid, I hardly have any money left over to purchase food. Lately I've been limiting my grocery budget to $7 to $10 a week. After a lifetime of hard work, this is all I'm left with.

Thankfully, I have somewhere to go for help. The food pantry at Mayfair Church of Christ in Oklahoma City gives me the food I need but can no longer afford. I've never made a lot of money, but I've always managed to get by. With help from the food pantry, I can continue to get by. Instead of worrying about where my next meal will come from, I can instead spend time doing things I love.

Romelda has never made a lot of money, but she's always managed to get by. The food pantry at Mayfair Church of Christ helps ensure that no matter what health problems hinder her future, Romelda will never have to worry about having enough to eat. After a lifetime of hard work, this assurance is finally something Romelda can rest in.

Tags: Senior Hunger , Oklahoma
 

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